From figuring out your size to contending with all manner of changing room horror (bad lighting, trick mirrors, etc.), buying jeans can be a hellish task. But nothing beats the feeling of finding The One—or ones—that make you feel fresh to death (and your butt look bangin‘), so we enlisted the help of our Localist correspondents to create the essential cool girls’ guide to the best places to buy jeans in Canada. Now all that’s left to do is shop!
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Toronto: IRIS Denim
Where: Online at irisdenim.com and at Parkdale’s The Future of Frances Watson, 1390 Queen St. W.
Atmosphere: A clean and simple website that’s straight to the point and lets you easily shop their Canadian-made, high-cut skinny jeans that are made for “actual woman bodies!”
Brands: Their own label, IRIS Denim, that’s designed in Toronto and made in Quebec. Yes to girls making jeans in Canada!
Fave pieces for fall: I’m looking out for the new ‘Whatta Man’ style that brings the tired old boyfriend jean to the next level with a high waist, looser fit and cropped hem in a light wash non-stretch denim.
Average price for a pair: Around $197
Services: Aside from providing awesome Canadian-made denim for women, by women, the “extra services” offered through their site are limited at this time, but are sure to grow as the company does.
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